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FILE — Box: 51, Folder: 32 Identifier: MS Am 3065, 230

[Marianne Moore sound recording], 1941 December 11 Digital

Primary author of work: Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side A: Virginia Britannia (excerpt)
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side B: West of Midnight / Paul Engle -- Virginia Britannia (from "found here in Tidewater Virginia…." to end of poem) -- Brief conversation between Marianne Moore and the audio engineer
Scope and Contents Sleeve annotations: [On a note affixed to sleeve:] No copy
Scope and Contents Disc label annotations: [Handwritten on sticker affixed to disc label:] D13.3 | 5


  • 1941 December 11

Language of Materials

English unless otherwise indicated; other languages include Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the fragility of the media, access to the original discs and sleeves requires the permission of the curator.


1 sound disc (lacquer on metal substrate) ; 13.25"

Physical Location

Temporarily located in Lamont aisle B-?

Physical Facet



Curator's notes: Based on digitization, we have been able to confirm that Side A features a variant recording of "Virginia Britannia." Side B also contains an outtake and a brief exchange between Moore and Packard.


Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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